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Feminine Traits Are the Operating System of the 21st Century

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The Athena Doctrine: How Women (And The Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule The Future, my newest book, highlights the traits utilized by today's most innovative and progressive leaders. Using data from an exhaustive global survey, we observed that these traits can be classified as feminine. Although they are traditionally used more often by women, these traits are available to both men and women.

In researching this work, my collaborator and co-author, Michael D'Antonio and I travelled the world. We conducted personal interviews with global political and business leaders as well as NGOs and start-ups to find out how these traits can be applied in real world situations.

We found that feminine traits, including collaboration and vulnerability, are the operating system of the 21st century.

My daughter, Nina, joined me in a short discussion of the impacts of these discoveries. We explored, through her young lens, how women will be integral in creating a more peaceful, collaborative future.

The Athena Doctrine: How Women (And The Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule The Future is available for pre-order on Amazon.

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